Company Profile

As leaders of Southern Background Services, LLC, Laura Burnette and Linda Shoemaker have more than forty-three years of experience in the background screening industry.  They both previously worked in the nuclear industry where security and compliance standards are at peak levels.  They understand the complexity of compliance with industry standards and the detail required for due diligence.  They have brought their knowledge and expertise together to provide an advanced screening program.

Southern Background Services, LLC is founded upon the spirit of service, driven by the industry’s need for timely and accurate reporting.

SBS is formally recognized as BSCC-Accredited (Background Screening Credentialing Council)- The National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS) created the Background Screening Agency Accreditation Program.

SBS holds two diversity certifications, Woman Owned Small Business and HUBZone.

Laura Burnette, Chief Executive Officer

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Serves as the primary spokesperson and representative for Southern Background Services, LLC.  Laura stays abreast of current trends related to the organization’s products and services and anticipates future trends.

Linda Shoemaker, Chief Operating Officer

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Oversees the operations of the company and manages its compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.  Linda creates and maintains procedures and is responsible for implementing plans for daily operations.  She ensures staff is up to date on all industry and regulatory information.